Welcome to Life, Inspired — The Weekend Review. This is the weekly column where I take a step back from the recipes so you can have a wider look at what’s been inspiring me, moving me, or just catching my fancy out there in the life beyond my kitchen.
New Year, New Life
There was one event this past week that eclipsed everything else: the birth of my third granddaughter. When I said in last week’s post that her arrival was imminent, I didn’t realize that meant she would be here not much more than 12 hours later. But arrive she did, and once again my heart has expanded with the exponential power of love. 💗💗💗 How is it we fall so deeply, so fast? I’m so full of gratitude and joy.
My daughter and Miss Baby are both doing well. I stayed with them all week to help out, mostly by caring for, entertaining and being entertained by Baby’s two older sisters (who are delighted with the new addition). I’m grateful that I’m able to reprioritize my life when needed so I can attend to what is truly meaningful.
And now, I’m looking forward to the arrival of my next grandchild in February. Just loving this baby bonanza in my family!
Right now my car is sitting in the driveway with a flat tire, I have commitments all afternoon and I’m doing a freelance editing job on deadline. (Yeah, that deadline is tomorrow.) But you know what? It’s all good. So, this is going to be a mighty short post, although I think so far it’s my most joyful Life, Inspired column!
Today’s inspiration wasn’t found in nature, although perhaps indirectly. I made it to the market yesterday and stocked up on produce. My lunch just now was this colourful salad. Nutritious and vibrant, it’s fuel and inspiration all in one delicious plateful.
Have a great week, and I hope to be back to my regular schedule in the week ahead!